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Open Thread: Is Booty Worship Killing Black Women?

Earlier this month Dallas resident Wykesha Reid went to a ‘salon’ for her fourth butt injection. The next morning, she was found dead in the salon. According to the woman who raised her, Reid was obsessed with getting a bigger but. “Everybody else got big...

Does Scandal Exploit The Image of Black Women?

In a recent interview with The Root, Burrell expresses his displeasure in Scandal’s portrayal of black women. I’m not a big television watcher, and it’s only been about a year since I’ve had anything but Netflix in my house. We were a cableless and network...